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1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 161,368 | Gross: $51.02M

2. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 16,694

3. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.6
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Improvisational comedy game show in which four members of the regular cast an often guest appearances with other comedians and celebrities perform various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady

Votes: 32,589

4. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.6
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Votes: 13,859

5. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.1
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 8,400

6. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2002)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Horror

8.4
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An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

Votes: 7,098

7. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

7.7
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 17,342

8. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,290

9. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.3
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 4,320

10. That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006–2010)

Comedy

8.0
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A comedy sketch show featuring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Mark Evans

Votes: 6,494

11. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 7,559

12. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 838

13. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 667

14. The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Sheen

Votes: 4,500

15. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 250

16. Have I Got News for You (1990– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.1
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 3,367

17. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 109

18. Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994–1995)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Steve Brown

Votes: 4,153

19. Little Britain USA (2008– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Little Britain travel to America.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Brett Gentile

Votes: 4,927

20. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, where he tools around in a convertible with a car ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Roxane Brooks, Russ Conway, Regis Toomey

Votes: 151

21. 15 Storeys High (2002– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The lives of two men sharing a flat in South London.

Stars: Sean Lock, Benedict Wong, Dan Mersh, Perry Benson

Votes: 1,198

22. Duffy's Tavern (1945)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Paulette Goddard

Votes: 112

23. Jam (2000– )

24 min | Comedy

8.5
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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Amelia Bullmore, David Cann, Julia Davis

Votes: 1,630

24. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 353

25. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 119

26. Goodness Gracious Me (1998–2015)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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A British sketch comedy that explores the integration of Indian and British cultures through a series of satires,musicals and skits.

Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia

Votes: 826

27. You Bet Your Life (1950–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.5
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Groucho Marx hosts a quiz show which features a series of competitive questions and a great deal of humourous conversation.

Stars: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman, Melinda Marx, Tuulikki Woods

Votes: 423

28. My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson

Votes: 661

29. People Like Us (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Chris Langham, Mark Hadfield, Mike Hayley, Emma Kennedy

Votes: 315

30. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 103

31. Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993– )

22 min | Comedy

4.6
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A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.

Stars: Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Roger Abbott, Craig Lauzon

Votes: 550

32. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 85

33. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 191

34. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze

Votes: 76

35. The Bob Hope Show (1952– )

60 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Stars: Bob Hope, Les Brown, Jerry Colonna, Peter Leeds

Votes: 132

36. The Fat Man (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Director: William Castle | Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg

Votes: 198

37. The Whistler (1944)

Approved | 59 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 572

38. The Mo'Nique Show (2009– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

4.6
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Stars: Mo'Nique, Rodney Perry, Tamala Jones, Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Votes: 100

39. Last Chance to See (2009– )

Documentary

8.3
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Twenty years after Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine traveled the world in search of some of the most endangered animals, Stephen Fry joins Mark to retrace their journeys.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Mark Carwardine, Batian Craig, Lilly Ajarova

Votes: 391

40. After Henry (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daughter, eighteen-year-old Clare France, ... See full summary »

Stars: Prunella Scales, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth, Joan Sanderson

Votes: 87

41. The Mighty Boosh Live: Future Sailors Tour (2009 Video)

127 min | Comedy

8.0
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Filmed during The Mighty Boosh's Future Sailors tour, this stage show follows Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) on a musical extravaganza featuring the live Boosh ... See full summary »

Director: Paul King | Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 424

42. The Goldbergs (1950)

83 min | Comedy

7.2
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The warm, human story of famous Bronx radio & TV family the Goldbergs, and their everyday problems.

Director: Walter Hart | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb, Eli Mintz, Eduard Franz

Votes: 64

43. The Mighty Boosh Live (2006 Video)

142 min | Comedy

8.3
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon bring their surreal adventures to the stage.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Julian Barratt, Matt Berry, Dave Brown, Michael Fielding

Votes: 1,004

44. The Man in Black (1949)

80 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Betty Ann Davies, Sheila Burrell, Sidney James, Anthony Forwood

Votes: 148

45. Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.2
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Russell Mulcahy (of "Highlander" fame) films British comedy luminaries Peter Cook and Dudley Moore recording their last comedy album featuring two of their most beloved characters, lavatory... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Richard Branson, Nicola Austin

Votes: 335

46. Philip Marlowe (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Stars: Philip Carey, William Schallert, Ed Kemmer, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 32

47. Little Britain: Live (2006 Video)

79 min | Comedy

7.6
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After three award-winning television series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams took Little Britain on the road. Their triumphant tour culminated with this amazing performance at the Blackpool ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Tom Baker, Anthony Head, Ruth Jones, Matt Lucas

Votes: 690

48. Night Editor (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

6.8
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"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 380

49. Dead Ringers (2002–2007)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show.

Stars: Jon Culshaw, Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Mark Perry

Votes: 355

50. Double Exposure (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Stars: Linda Cullen, Bob Robertson

Votes: 11